Monthly Archives: January 2013

Teacher & Student Understandings & Self-Reflections

This page will be home to a variety of student (oral and written) assessments and examples of self-reflection questions that may guide us in understanding the different perspectives contained in our classrooms.  These understandings may also help further encourage goal-setting … Continue reading

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Critical Literacy Links

Below are just some of the current Critical Literacy websites on the world wide web.  They are listed in no particular order: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/35693/ Using Read-Alouds with Critical Literacy Literature in K-3 Classroom http://www.teachersparadise.com/docs/critical-literacy-enhancing-students-comprehension-text-sc-0439628040-962804swf Critical Literacy Enhancing Students Comprehension of Text … Continue reading

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Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

An inspiring perspective on “the danger of a single story.”  Chimamanda Adichie speaks of the importance of knowing MANY stories!

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Key Questions

Key Questions for Critical Literacy Textual Purposes What is this text about? How do we know? Who would be most likely to read this text and why? Why are we reading this text? What does the author of this text … Continue reading

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Children’s Picture Books (categorized)

Find over 20 linked Picture and Chapter Books that can be used within a Critical Literacy Framework, here!  Each Title contains primary topics that you may want to explore with your students. Understanding Differences that Make a Difference Bunting, Eve … Continue reading

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